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Blake Patterson
Works at TouchArcade.com
Attended Christopher Newport University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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This is one of my very occasional Byte Cellar posts not pertaining to vintage computing, but it's something I've really had on my mind and have been needing to share for the past few weeks. Earlier this month Hello Games released their much anticipated space exploration / survival game No Man's ...
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Absolutely true. I too have reviewed NMS and presented many of the same points.

Great job articulating.
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A blog post with some backstory about the image I shared recently.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/08/25/a-little-app-called-flylab-running-on-my-nextstation/
Last week was Back To School Week at r/Retrobattlestations. The challenge was to photograph your vintage computer running an educational program of some sort. For this one, a rather obscure little app that I ran across when first loading up the NeXTstation that I acquired in 2000 came to mind.
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This is the loveliest moon I have encountered. I wanted to share a shot of the horizon. I love this game so.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/28478335093/in/album-72157672505552246/
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+Ruin Scavenger Yep. And chill AF.
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FlyLab, written by evolutionary biologist Robert A. Desharnais In 1993. Photo taken for Back to School Week at r/Retrobattlestations.
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I got my first home computer on Christmas morning in 1982. It was a TI-99/4A with 16K of RAM. In the years that followed, I moved on fairly frequently to a new system, selling the old to fund it. I was doing basically the same, with less frequency, when I started building a vintage computer ...
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Star Trek. Go to sector 2,8.... :-)
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My personal look back,
A few days ago I was running through twitter when I saw Peter Cohen (@flargh) link to a blog post he had written about distraction free writing and the focused simplicity of a 30 year old word processor. Reading the article, I began to reflect upon the word processors I have used over the past ...
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Others I used included Atari Writer, PaperClip, WordPerfect, ProWrite Amiga, Wordsworth Amiga, and more
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Blake Patterson

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This is one of my very occasional Byte Cellar posts not pertaining to vintage computing, but it's something I've really had on my mind and have been needing to share for the past few weeks. Earlier this month Hello Games released their much anticipated space exploration / survival game No Man's ...
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I've put together a blog post with some backstory (from the app's author) about the image that I shared here recently.

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/08/25/a-little-app-called-flylab-running-on-my-nextstation/
Last week was Back To School Week at r/Retrobattlestations. The challenge was to photograph your vintage computer running an educational program of some sort. For this one, a rather obscure little app that I ran across when first loading up the NeXTstation that I acquired in 2000 came to mind.
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http://flylab.org is still around :-)
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An obscure little educational app running on my NeXTstation Turbo Color for r/Retrobattlestations' Back To School Week.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/blakespot/29031630962/in/album-72157604337928535/
FlyLab, written by evolutionary biologist Robert A. Desharnais In 1993. Photo taken for Back to School Week at r/Retrobattlestations.
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Lucky man! What a beauty!
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I got my first home computer on Christmas morning in 1982. It was a TI-99/4A with 16K of RAM. In the years that followed, I moved on fairly frequently to a new system, selling the old to fund it. I was doing basically the same, with less frequency, when I started building a vintage computer ...
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I had some fun in the basement computer room this weekend,

http://www.bytecellar.com/2016/06/07/gearing-up-for-proper-bbsing-with-the-raspberry-pi/
A few recent retro challenges I've undertaken had me wanting to spend a bit more time logged in to BBS's strewn here and there about the web. I've spent an enormous amount of time on BBS's over the years, nearly all of it long ago on systems that we today consider to be vintage.
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A few recent retro challenges I've undertaken had me wanting to spend a bit more time logged in to BBS's strewn here and there about the web. I've spent an enormous amount of time on BBS's over the years, nearly all of it long ago on systems that we today consider to be vintage.
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I used to run a BBS that was part of FidoNet. I probably still have a hayes compatible modem somewhere in my boxes of stuff. Maybe I should dig it out.

Do many BBS's still exist? I remember that I used Telix back in the day. I have a feeling that there is a Linux clone of this.
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Work
Occupation
Blogger, Developer
Employment
  • TouchArcade.com
    Blogger, Developer, 2008 - present
  • AFL-CIO
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2011
  • Computer Sciences Corporation
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2001
  • Acuity Technology Services
    Tech Consultant, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Virginia
    Systems Engineer, 1997 - 1998
  • Gannett Fleming Inc.
    System Administrator, 1996 - 1997
  • ViGYAN Inc.
    Developer, 1993 - 1994
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Currently
Alexandria, VA
Previously
Charlottesville, VA - Williamsburg, VA - Newport News, VA - Yorktown, VA
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I run TouchArcade.com and ByteCellar.com. I am a game lover and a retro nut.
Education
  • Christopher Newport University
    Computer Science, 1991 - 1995
  • Old Dominion University
    1995 - 1995
  • Hampton Roads Academy
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